Paul M. Levine

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Paul Levine focuses his litigation practice on international disputes, arbitration, litigation, government contracts and civil litigation.

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  • Represented an importer in defense of a Russian judgment enforcement. After participating in resolving a number of foreign judgment disputes, assisted the client to structure future agreements to ensure fair forum for potential future disputes.
  • Representing a corporation in international forfeiture litigation brought by the United States.
  • Represented a foreign private equity fund in international contractual dispute that proceeded to arbitration. Participated in all aspects of the arbitration, including briefing and participation at a hearing.
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Experience

  • Represented an importer in defense of a Russian judgment enforcement. After participating in resolving a number of foreign judgment disputes, assisted the client to structure future agreements to ensure fair forum for potential future disputes.
  • Representing a corporation in international forfeiture litigation brought by the United States.
  • Represented a foreign private equity fund in international contractual dispute that proceeded to arbitration. Participated in all aspects of the arbitration, including briefing and participation at a hearing.
  • Part of a litigation team that represented British barristers accused of breach of fiduciary duty by a member of a royal family and numerous corporate entities. Jury verdict was obtained and damages were awarded. Involved in all critical aspects of the case, including witness preparation, depositions, motions practice, trial work and post-trial briefing.
  • Represented a multinational contractor in obtaining settlement for post-construction litigation claims against the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Handled full litigation throughout matter.
  • Represented the United States at trial seeking damages for levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina in a test case that was ultimately decided in favor of the government. Responsible for cross examination of plaintiff experts and examination of critical government witnesses.
  • Coordinated a government electronic discovery production of more than two terabytes (TB) of information without imposition of any court sanctions or orders to compel while defending claims arising out of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Defended government approval and use of a vaccine against claims of tainted virus strain which allegedly caused cancer. After an abbreviated trial dealing only with causation, judgment was entered for the United States.
  • Represented a multinational contractor in obtaining a settlement arising out of environmental enforcement action brought by a state agency. A settlement was reached after discovery revealed that the state lacked the proper basis for taking action.
  • Represented a government staffing agency accused of fraud and making false statements resulting in its termination from a shared $50 million contract to provide healthcare personnel for the largest army medical center on the Pacific Rim. Following a 10-day hearing, a panel of three arbitrators awarded the client lost profits caused by the breach of contract.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Department of Justice: Special Commendation as part of Hurricane Katrina Litigation Team

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented client in landlord/tenant dispute stemming from threat of eviction brought by landlord. Settled matter.

Prior Positions

  • Department of Justice: Honors Program (4 years)
  • Law Clerk in the Northern District of Illinois (2 years)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2011
  • Maryland, 2012
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Illinois [Inactive], 2003

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2003, with highest honors; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, The George Washington University Law Review
  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 2000, cum laude, with distinction in research, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)